Tom Eltang: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-299-0354

Rambling in an overly broad sense, Tom tends to create three different versions of the bent Egg, and all vary to some degree from what I have come to think of as the strict Danish prototype. When I started to examine this impossibly sleek iteration, only my well-noted sloth prevented me from mentally creating a fourth subcategory. While exuding a palpable serpentine anima, an effect created by a subtly greater rounding of the rear of the bowl compared to the front (accompanied by a rise of the same that suggests a heightened sense of curiosity/alertness), the arc of the shank and stem is so muted that I almost want to remove 'bent' from the title.

To say that "Tom knows his way around a cross-grain" might be an understatement on par with "Cole Porter knew his way around a tune"; the surface of this near Streamline Moderne, eloquent Egg contains enough birdseye to send Tippi Hedren into a tailspin, and the thin bands of crosscut on the fore and aft of the bowl boast the tight regularity of harp strings.

--R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark